• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    AN OAK COFFOR BACH

    GOWER PENINSULA, SOUTH WALES, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN OAK COFFOR BACH
    GOWER PENINSULA, SOUTH WALES, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    With hinged moulded lid, above a front carved in relief with stylised tulips and a frieze drawer similarly-carved with opposing birds, on apparently original bun feet, metalwork replaced
    13 in. (33 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) deep


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    This type of coffor bach belongs to a small group attributed to the Gower Peninsula whose carved detail typically consists of tulip heads, daisy-like flowers and stylised birds upon the drawer. A virtually identical example is illustrated in P. Havard, 'The Gower Coffor Bach', Regional Furniture, Vol. VI, 1992, p.89, fig. 3. An almost identical coffor bach was sold in the first Parry Collection, Christie's, London, 24 April 1997, lot 219 (£7,475).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Bonham's Chester, 2005.